320 Fitch Street
Schwartz Hall, B3
The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF), a non-profit educational outreach organization, seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) Education Manager to oversee the management, distribution, and delivery of the Hall’s innovative, award-winning educational programs and resources.
As a virtual museum rather than a destination, we’re looking for someone who can bring the Hall and its 118 Inductees to life for thousands of individuals across Connecticut each year. We’re seeking a creative, collaborative, and dynamic leader who can build on the foundation of our existing programs and take our educational offerings to the next level. If this sounds like you, please read on!
Major areas of focus for this position include:
- Broadening audiences for the Hall’s existing educational programs (DIY History, Talks on the Road, traveling exhibits, etc.) and developing new program content for audiences of all ages
- Delivering 60+ Connecticut women’s history-related programs each year in schools, libraries, historical societies, civic organizations, and other partner venues across Connecticut
- Building and maintaining relationships with K-12 educators at all levels (classroom teachers, principals, superintendents, curriculum specialists, etc.) to encourage expanded use of CWHF programs and resources
- Delivering professional development workshops for K-12 educators and community education partners
- Planning and executing Hall-sponsored educational events several times per year (i.e. regional STEMfems events, Girls’ Day at the Capitol, etc.)
- Assisting Director of Development in drafting grant and partnership proposals to fund educational initiatives, follow-up reporting, and the tracking of metrics and program impacts
- Assisting Executive Director and other staff members with Annual Induction Ceremony
- Other duties as assigned
Position Requirements & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in education, history, women’s studies, museum studies, or related field required.
- 3+ years of experience in formal (classroom) and informal education settings
- Commitment to the Hall’s mission and to women’s history/education
- Knowledge of education best practices and standards as well as experience with curriculum design, development, and evaluation
- Well-developed interpersonal, written/verbal communication, and research skills
- Experience in event coordination, education/teacher training, and community outreach/relationship-building
- Ability to multi-task, problem solve, work independently, and prioritize tasks; excellent attention to detail
- Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database operations
- Willingness and ability to travel within Connecticut and to work nights and weekends when necessary to present programs, especially in March for Women’s History Month
- Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience in e-mail marketing, budget development, grant-writing, and/or social media
About the Hall:
The mission of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls.
Founded in 1994 in Hartford, CWHF is a provider of innovative educational programs and tools that inspire women and girls to believe in their unlimited potential. Our 112 Inductees are role models for women of all ages, and their stories are proof of all that women can accomplish. We leverage the lessons contained in these powerful stories through programs for educators, multi-media presentations and traveling exhibits offered free-of-charge. Our work fosters the courage and confidence women need to overcome barriers and advocate on their own behalf. Each year, we show 50,000 women and girls what’s possible and empower them to take an active role in shaping their future.
The CWHF website, www.cwhf.org, is a “Virtual Hall” where visitors can explore all that CWHF has to offer. Our offices are located on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and we partner with educational institutions, corporations, women’s organizations and historic sites around Connecticut. To join the CWHF via social media, find and like ctwomen on Facebook and follow @ctwomen on Twitter.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required